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Cooking can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity, but only as long as you have enough time to set aside for it. When you are tired and hungry, it is easy to make unhealthy decisions about what to eat. Here are three recipes that will help you prepare meals at the beginning of the week that will stay fresh in the fridge or freezer and make for delicious, quick dinners each day. Italian Wedding Soup Italian Wedding Soup is one of the easiest and fastest soups to make. Ingredients: orzo, meatballs, spinach, parmesan, and egg. 1) The first step is…

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Peanuts are nutritious and can enhance the taste and texture of recipes whether they are sweet or savory. Rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, peanuts have many health benefits, and according to studies, they may help you live longer. Here are some of the best recipes using peanuts for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert. Peanut-Banana Pancakes Adding peanut butter, peanuts, and bananas to your morning pancakes will add protein and flavor. Ingredients • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp sugar • ½ tsp salt • 2 tsp baking powder • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 egg •…

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Packing a meal and sending it with your kids is one of the best ways to ensure that they stay healthy and eat right while they are at school. School lunches aren’t always the healthiest, and sometimes, children often skip out on them if they don’t get something that they like. One of the key tips to inculcate healthy eating habits in your kids is by giving them food that they would like, and which gives them the right amount of nutrition. One of the greatest challenges that parents often face is coming up with a menu that works for…

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Although many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations revolve around beer and revelry, there’s no reason to neglect the menu. The holiday provides an excellent opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s signature cuisine. If your repertoire has been previously limited to corned beef and cabbage, perhaps it’s time to explore a few lesser-known alternatives. Appetizers Cheese Parcels Although they don’t get as much attention as their French and Swiss counterparts, Irish cheeses are a force to be reckoned with. Gubbeen cheese, with its faintly pink rind, earthy mushroom undertones, and semi-soft texture, is a standout that should appeal to everyone. Cut the…

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St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday when you can wear as much green as you want while enjoying a few rainbows and gold as well. You can turn your food green, and even prepare a few drinks to sip on during the day either by yourself or with a few friends. Here are a few green drink ideas that are fun to look at and drink at the same time. If there’s alcohol in the recipe, you can adjust the amount or leave it out altogether if you don’t want an alcoholic beverage. Beer Colors Your ordinary glass of beer…

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The current health food mantra is that fresh is always best, but is it? Despite all the diet gurus telling you to shop only the periphery of the store, the freezer section has a lot to offer for health-conscious consumers and busy families alike. From more nutrients and fewer preservatives to less waste and lower grocery bills, read on to discover a few key benefits of frozen meals. No Preservatives Preservatives like sulfates, nitrites, trans fats and BHA have been linked to numerous health problems from asthma to cancer. Even table salt, which is often added in large amounts to…

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When it comes to appetizers, you can never have too many recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re looking for a new dish to bring to the neighborhood potluck or hosting a family soirée, the following options are sure to entice and impress your fellow celebrants. Gougéres These irresistible mini-soufflés are crisp on the outside, custardy on the inside, and packed with savory herbs and cheese. They can be a bit time-consuming to prepare, but the results will be well worth it! Note that they’re best served hot. Variation: Gruyére is traditional for this dish, but you can substitute Cheddar, Colby,…

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March 4th is the perfect day to give in to that craving you have been having for pound cake. After all, if you can’t have pound cake on National Pound Cake Day, when can you have it? Pound cake is one of the most versatile cakes. It deserves to have its own day and be celebrated. If you don’t know, traditional pound cakes were named for the ratio of ingredients that are in the cake. One pound of flour, one pound of sugar, one pound of eggs and one pound of sugar. Simple and easy to remember. This recipe makes…

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Chili could be thought of as the ultimate crowd-pleaser. It’s also the ultimate cook-off dish. Only 5% of individuals surveyed said they don’t care for it, making chili about as close as you can get to a sure -fire party dish. No wonder so many folks want to bust out the chili recipes for the perfect game-day, tailgating food! Family formulas are protected like gemstones, and those magical mystery ingredients are never discussed at parties much louder than a murmur. About 20% of individuals admit their families have a secret chili formula and 10% of people state they have a…

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For some people who are accustomed to eating meat, it might seem like quite the challenge to create a diverse menu during Lent. You might not even realize how often you reach for a piece of meat to fulfill your protein needs in a meal. It might be a natural reaction, in fact, to merely omit certain elements of the dinner, but the end result is a much more meager spread for you and your family. Fortunately, with the plethora of vegetarian and vegan options out there these days – including recipes online! – it is surprisingly easy to find…

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